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Best Albums of the Year 2013

So, 2013 eh? Maybe it was just because it was the year I finally got round to getting a paid Spotify account, but it seemed to me that there was a ridiculous amount of great music in 2013. It definitely felt like an album year to me, so hopefully you’ll find a few on this list that you really dig. As with the songs, we didn’t set a limit to the albums on this list – there were as many great albums as there were great albums, so setting a fixed limit seemed to defeat the purpose. We’re joined by Dave and Bren and you can hear our Egonomist podcast of the year in music here. We’ve also got a Best of 2013 Spotify playlist here. Enjoy! Later… When The Tv Turns To Static – Glasvegas Mike: Glasvegas’ 2008 debut album was a true classic:t song after song of anthemic … Read more

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Mike’s Top 10 of 2010 – SONGS

I’m a songs person rather than an albums person in general, so here are my favourite songs of 2010. The Naked and Famous – “Young Blood” Song of the year for me, no question. It’s everything that MGMT’s second album material should have been but wasn’t – anthemic, instantly memorable, modern and beautiful. Well deserving of the Silver Scroll for songwriting – the system occasionally works, folks. If you didn’t like this song in 2010, your ears were painted on. The Drums – “Let’s Go Surfing” Catchy as fuck, this was the instantly memorable indie pop hit of the year. Making something new and fresh from a tried and tested theme, it’s impossible not to be swept up in the psychedelic, fresh-faced, unashamed optimism of this song. Tommy Ill – “Best Damn Evening” Wellington rapper Tommy Ill captures all that is good about hip hop – well crafted, superbly delivered … Read more

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Mike’s Top 10 of 2010 – ALBUMS

What a great year for music. Here’s my take on the what I thought the best albums of 2010 were. Best Albums Wavves – “King of the Beach” Scratchy guitars and shouty songs about going to the beach and being an idiot. This album is irresistible – it’s impossible not to get excited by Wavves’ energy. Definitely the album I’ve listened to the most this year, I really can’t recommend this highly enough. Best Coast – “Crazy for You” It’s unashamedly pop music – which is perhaps why it was missing from a lot of people’s end of year lists – but that’s what I like about it. Sunny melodies, guitars and giant pop hooks. A breath of fresh air, and a great summer soundtrack. Broken Bells – “Broken Bells” A supergroup made up of James Mercer from The Shins and star producer Dangermouse was always going to turn heads, … Read more

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Does It Offend You, Yeah? remix The Naked and Famous

Does It Offend You, Yeah? are one of my favourite dance acts from the UK, and my love of The Naked and Famous is well documented. Put them together and you can’t help but achieve something awesome. Check out their remix of TNAF’s “Punching in a Dream” entitled “Does Being Famous Offend Nudes”, courtesy of NME. And you can download it for free here (right click and “Save link as”). It’s in WAV format but I’m sure you can figure out how to convert it to MP3. Does It Offend You, Yeah remix The Naked and Famous – ‘Does Being Famous Offend Nudes’ by rebecca_schiller The original article at NME.com. Tweet

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